Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sister Act: Rhodes Scholar Edition

TWO SISTERS from the same African nation winning Rhodes scholarships -- what are the odds? For the Mohamed family of Zimbabwe, the lightning of international recognition has struck twice in less than a decade.

In 2004, Shazrene Mohamed, then a Harvard astrophysics student, won the prestigious honor. And on Tuesday, the Rhodes Fund, which administers the scholarships, announced that Shazrene's sister, Naseemah, had won a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship — the only “sister act” in the 109-year history of what may be the most renowned international graduate scholarship program in the world.

Read the rest at The Root

Image credit: Naseemah Mohamed: Courtesy Naseemah Mohamed

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